State of Decay developer announces new RPG for mobile devices
Undead Labs, creator of hit XBLA game State of Decay, has partnered with Kabam to develop Moonrise, a new RPG for mobile devices.
"It’s a fun romp through a gorgeous 3D world of ancient ruins and magical creatures, with deep, real-time strategic combat, full character and creature customization, and real-time online play with your friends," explained Undead Labs founder Jeff Strain.
Though we'll have to wait until PAX Prime in August for the game's worldwide debut, some more details about Moonrise can be found on the game's website.
Throughout history, the enigmatic event known as the Moonrise has periodically caused widespread fear and destruction. As its corrupting shadow spread across the land, peaceful creatures known as Solari were transformed into savage Lunari, attacking towns and cities for months until the effect faded. In recent times, Moonrises have been rare, sometimes separated by centuries, and their corruption lasting mere days. But that’s changing now, as the cycle intensifies once again, and the world faces an age of danger and uncertainty.
Now it’s time for you to set off on an epic adventure to protect your world and fulfill your destiny to become a master Warden. Journey to the far reaches of the world, discovering ancient ruins and braving the untamed wildlands as you search for fierce Lunari to cleanse them of the corrupting effect of the Moonrise. Recruit these newly freed Solari to join your growing team as you collect hundreds of unique and powerful creatures and help them grow and evolve into even more exciting forms. Lead your Solari into battle with a sophisticated but easy to learn real-time battle system, fighting ferocious Lunari and challenging other Wardens and players around the world for pride and rewards.
“We’re a gamer-focused studio with a great console pedigree,” said Strain. “And Kabam is a world-class publisher focused on delivering console-quality games on mobile devices. It’s a perfect match.”
Moonrise will initially be availa ble for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. It's scheduled to enter open beta this fall, with a planned worldwide release in early 2015.